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University study can be a challenge … even more so if you have a disability or medical condition that you need to manage as well.

In light of COVID-19 and to prioritise everyone's safety and well-being, we have transitioned our support services to the following options: 

-  Phone Appointments

- Zoom one-to-one Appointments

To arrange any of these options, please contact us on 8313 5962 or email disability@adelaide.edu.au or by completing our Online Registration Form.

Our office hours are: Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm

For after-hours support: Contact University Security on 831 35990

For University of Adelaide Crisis Support Line: Contact 1300 167 654; Text 0488 884 197, Monday - Friday 5 pm to 9 am, weekends 24 hours.

Do you have a medical condition or disability? You may be eligible for Alternative Exam Arrangements (AEA).

You will need to Register with Disability Support and provide supporting medical documentation.

The AEA cut-off date for Semester 1 2020 is Friday 22 May 2020.

If you have previously had AEA in place, please check the period of cover on your AEA documentation carefully, as you may need to book an appointment with Disability Support to update your AEA. If you have taken a break from your studies for more than two semesters, please contact your Disability Advisor as your AEA may have been cancelled during your absence.

For further information contact Disability Support by email disability@adelaide.edu.au or call 8313 5962

Disability Support can help you manage ways to accommodate your disability or medical condition whilst at Uni so you can focus your energy towards your studies. We encourage you to register with our service as soon as you enrol in your courses, or as soon as possible, so that we have sufficient time to discuss the impact of your condition on your studies, and to put the right supports in place for you.

Registering with Disability Support will enable us to start discussing your needs with you and how we might be able to support you in your studies. If you have complex requirements, you can register before you have been made an offer of study.

The NDCO (National Disability Coordination Officer Program) has developed some useful pre-planning toolkits for people with disability entering Higher Education. 

Planning for post-secondary education

Who do we support?

We support students with a wide range of disabilities and medical conditions, including, but not limited to:

  • Learning difficulties (e.g. Dyslexia or Dyspraxia)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Medical conditions (e.g. Crohns Disease, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Cancer)
  • Physical disabilities (e.g. Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Mental health conditions (e.g. Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia)
  • Sensory impairments (e.g. vision or hearing)
  • Mobility difficulties (e.g. use of mobility aids)
  • Brain injury (e.g. strokes or injuries caused by accidents)
  • Temporary injuries (e.g. fractured limb)

We understand that some students don’t identify their condition as a ‘disability’. However, if your ongoing health condition is impacting in any way on your studies, we are here to help- please contact us.

How to contact us?

Disability Support is located in Hughes Building, level 6, North Terrace campus [Map Reference: K10]

If you are unable to manage stairs, please refer to accessible routes shown on the campus map, or contact our office on 8313 5962 or disability@adelaide.edu.au. We will be able to advise you about the easiest accessible route based on where you will be entering the campus.

Roseworthy campus

We also have a Student Support Coordinator located at Roseworthy campus in the Roseworthy College Hall - Main Building;

[Map Reference:H8]

Phone: 8313 7812 or email ssc@adelaide.edu.au

Critical Dates - Update

Last date to add courses for Semester 1, 2020 will be Monday 16 March 2020.

Last date to delete courses from students enrolment for Semester 1, 2020 will be Thursday 26 March 2020.

Census Date: Last day to withdraw without incurring liability for student contributions or tuition fees, for Semester 1, 2020 will be Thursday 26 March 2020.

Please refer to Critical Dates website for more information.

Register with Disability Support

Register for Disability Support by completing the online form.

Register online

Information for Staff

Disability Support can help staff to provide the best possible environment for students.

Learn more

Safer Campus Community

For more information, including how to access support, how to report an incident, and how you can play your role, see Safer Campus Community.

Safer Campus Community